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Libraries are more than a storage house for books; they are friendly places for discovery! Do it yourself (DIY) culture has permeated into libraries giving patrons of all ages a chance to create interesting things.

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What Is the Maker Movement and Why Should You Care? - Huffington Post

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What Is the Maker Movement and Why Should You Care?
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Hundreds of thousands of people attend Maker Faire, the world's biggest maker event that now takes place in many global cities each year.
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on Making It @ Your Library | at the same time

Here is some of the information from my latest presentation on makerspaces in libraries. For more you have to, ... Kong, R. (2012). Media Lab Launcher. Library Journal, 137(5), 61. McCue, T. (2011, November 15, 2011).
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“Fab Lab” Bill Would Stimulate Manufacturing Innovation

“Fab Lab” Bill Would Stimulate Manufacturing Innovation | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
On March 20, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced The National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 (H.R. 1289), which would create a federal charter for a non-profit organization called “The National Fab Lab Network” (NFLN).
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College of San Mateo Library | National Library Week - MakerSpace Events

College of San Mateo Library | National Library Week - MakerSpace Events | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Join us in a week for National Library Week at CSM. First up - a MakerSpace! http://t.co/MVXLqnjJti
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Some great activities for National Library Week! I love it.

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user-friendly workshops bring high-tech maker world down to earth

user-friendly workshops bring high-tech maker world down to earth | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
The hi-tech maker trend, with all those crazy machines, can be downright intimidating, unless you're in Cleveland, where user-friendly places like TechCentral and Think[box] help normal folks to create.
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Manchester Lit List: Longsight Library becomes a mini-makerspace for spring!

Manchester Lit List: Longsight Library becomes a mini-makerspace for spring! | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
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Digital Fabrication and ‘Making’: The Democratization of Invention | Transformative Learning Technologies Lab

RT @PauloBlikstein: New Stanford paper about FabLabs, Makerspaces in schools "Democratization of Invention" http://t.co/LQClTJgzN7
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The Rise of the FabLabs

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Very interesting Slideshare presentation about the worldwide growth of FabLabs. http://www.slideshare.net/izumia/digital-revolution-3     #Fablabs   (RT @jvantill: The Rise of the FabLabs http://t.co/tULQqdsiCt)...
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MakerSpace: A Creator's Dream @ Bernardsville Library ...

MakerSpace: A Creator's Dream @ Bernardsville Library ... | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Our MakerSpace programs include Apple's iPhoto, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, as well as Photoshop and Garage Band. Special headphones, mouse and keyboard are part of a check-out kit which entitles Bernardsville ...
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Architect shows new ideas in library design - Rapid City Journal

Architect shows new ideas in library design - Rapid City Journal | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Architect shows new ideas in library design
Rapid City Journal
The concept of libraries as 'maker spaces', where people create content and even objects, is an important trend as well, according to Humphries.
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Libraries as Makerspace?

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Editorial Board Thoughts: Libraries as Makerspace?

Via Shannon Robinson
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MakerSpace - JoCoLibrary

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Check out the new MakerSpace at the JoCo Central Resource Library- 9875 W 87th St. OP,KS Click here to get more... http://t.co/tcwrUVu0Lg
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MakerSpaces Workshop 2013

Delaware Library staffers had a fantastic day of MakerSpaces learning at the Dover Public Library in April!youtube.com
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Dysart & Jones / iSchool Institute Symposium on MakerSpaces

Dysart & Jones / iSchool Institute Symposium on MakerSpaces | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
It's time for a symposium on the current landscape and a look at the opportunities for research, programs, practices and experiences of pioneers in this space. ...
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Proposed downtown library floor plans unveiled - The Advocate

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Proposed downtown library floor plans unveiled
The Advocate
On the third floor, a 1,200-square-foot “Maker's Space” is envisioned as a studio for a variety of activities, according to the plans.
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Make-to-Learn Symposium | American Libraries Magazine

Make-to-Learn Symposium | American Libraries Magazine | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
The makerspace for the Make-to-Learn Symposium. Photo by Laurie D. The makeshift makerspace for the March 13 Make-to-Learn Symposium in Chicago takes form. Photo by Laurie D. Borman. Printer-friendly version Print ...
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16 Resources for Makerspaces | Classroom Aid

16 Resources for Makerspaces | Classroom Aid | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
“The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library's FabLab. As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspaces the first few months of this ...
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Maurice York | Movers & Shakers 2013 — Tech Leaders - Library Journal

Maurice York | Movers & Shakers 2013 — Tech Leaders - Library Journal | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal Maurice York | Movers & Shakers 2013 — Tech Leaders Library Journal BookBot frees up a lot of space in the design of the library (which is larger than a football field) for features like a Visualization Lab, Game Lab, Maker space,...
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LIBRARIES Good For The Economy - OPB News

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LIBRARIES Good For The Economy
OPB News
The new and imaginative growth areas are fan fiction and "maker spaces," she said.
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5 Innovations That Show Libraries Don't Have To Die - Co.Exist

5 Innovations That Show Libraries Don't Have To Die - Co.Exist | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
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5 Innovations That Show Libraries Don't Have To Die
Co.Exist
The Westport Library wasn't content with sticking with abstract digital information: they wanted people to be able to make actual things.
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Meet Your Makers

Meet Your Makers | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it
Even though books are what our public has traditionally wanted most—and what librarians do best—public libraries have never been content to just circulate books or other media.

Via Shannon Robinson
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